Emma Disley

Associate Research Group Director, RAND Europe
Cambridge Office

Education

Ph.D. and M.Sc. in criminology, University of Oxford; L.L.B. in law, University of Manchester

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Overview

Emma Disley is an associate research group director with RAND Europe, working primarily on research related to communities, safety and justice. Prior to joining RAND, Disley worked as a researcher at Thames Valley Police, the National Policing Improvement Agency, and at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford. Her research interests span a variety of topics relating to crime and criminal justice, including policing, international law enforcement cooperation, offender management and interventions, imprisonment, drug policy and serious and organised crime. She has also led a number of studies into new ways of funding public services, such as payment by results and social impact bonds. While at RAND Disley has worked on and led projects for a range of EU, British, and wider European institutions, agencies, departments, and foundations. She earned a Ph.D. in criminology from the University of Oxford.

Recent Projects

  • Study on Alternatives to Coercive Sanctions as Response to Drug Law Offences and Drug-Related Crimes
  • Evaluating the Efficacy of Social Impact Bonds
  • Paving the Way for Policy Initiatives to Fight Against Organised Crime
  • Using Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements to manage and supervise terrorist offenders.
  • Evaluation of the implementation of the Europol Council Decision and of Europol's activities

Selected Publications

Caulkins, J. P., Disley, E., Tzvetkova, M., Pardal, M., Shan, H., Zhang, X., "Modeling the structure and operation of drug supply chains: The case of cocaine and heroin in Italy and Slovenia," International Journal of Drug Policy, 31:64-73, 2016

Tzvetkova, M., Pardal, M., Disley, E., Rena, A., Talic, S., Forberger, S., "Strategies for a risky business: How drug dealers manage customers, suppliers and competitors in Italy, Slovenia and Germany," International Journal of Drug Policy, 31:90-98, 2016

Kruithof, K., Davies, M. Disley, E., Strang, L., Ito, K, Study on Alternatives to Coercive Sanctions as Response to Drug Law Offences and Drug-Related Crimes, European Commission (RR-1411-EC), 2016

Hafner, M., Taylor, J., Disley, E., Thebes, S., and Barberi, S. and Stepanek, M, The Cost of Non-Europe in the area of Organised Crime and Corruption Annex II - Corruption,, European Parliament Research Service (RR-1489-EPIM), 2016

Krapels, J., Disley, E., Corbett, J., Scraggs, E., Baruch, B., Evaluation of EPIM III, RAND Corporation (RR-1489-EPIM), 2015

Disley, E., Giacomantonio, C., Kruithof, K., and Sim, M, The payment by results Social Impact Bond pilot at HMP Peterborough: final process evaluation report, UK Ministry of Justice (RR-1212-MOJ), 2015

Burrowes, N., Disley, E., Liddle, M., Maguire, M., Rubin, J., Taylor, J., and Wright S., The impact of arts projects with offenders - a literature review: summary of key findings, UK Ministry of Justice, 2013

Disley, E., Irving, B., Hughes, W., Patruni, B., Evaluation of the implementation of the Europol Council Decision and of Europol's activities, RAND Corporation (TR-1264-EUROPOL), 2012

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